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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

* Teaching information literacy: Info lit for Psychology

A guide for faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Using the PsycINFO Index Terms and Keywords Effectively

How to use PsycINFO with Prof. Jill Grose-Fifer

Lesson plans and assignments for John Jay psychology courses (Prof. Jill Grose-Fifer*)

* Author of Teaching Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach (Wiley 2019). Available as an eBook in the Lloyd Sealy Library.

Creative assignment ideas from psychology educators

(Note: Some of these articles are available in full text via OneSearch; others may be requested via Interlibrary Loan)

Bond, P. (2016). Addressing information literacy through student-centered learning. Education for Information, 32(1), 3-9.

Lawson, T. J., & Brown, M. (2018). Using pseudoscience to improve introductory psychology students’ information literacy. Teaching of Psychology, 45(3), 220-225.

Milczarski, V., & Maynard, A. (2015). Improving information literacy skills for psychology majors: The development of a case study technique. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(1), 35–44.

Rosman, T., Mayer, A., & Krampen, G. (2016). A longitudinal study on information-seeking knowledge in psychology undergraduates: Exploring the role of information literacy instruction and working memory capacity. Computers & Education, 96, 94-108.

Shane-Simpson, C., Brooks, P. J., Hotez, E., Sawyer, J., & Dow, E. A. (2015). Web-enhanced collaborative learning in undergraduate psychology courses: Examples using the ASD video glossary, CHILDES, and wikipedia. Progress in Education, 36, 25-47.

Shane-Simpson, C., Che, E., & Brooks, P. J. (2016). Giving psychology away: Implementation of Wikipedia editing in an introductory human development course. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 15(3), 268-293.